Product Type: Toshiba 3D LCD TV
Newest Review: ... has great picture quality and lives up to its "FULL HD" status. However after around a year of owning the TV the sound suddenly... more
All you need in a TV
Member Name: PullSideways
Advantages: Everything you need, and nothing more.
Disadvantages: Would have been nice to have a forward facing 3.5 jack, but no TV has that.
Dont get sucked into the hype. All this new technology. Image enhancers, 600Hz refresh rates and intelligent intra frame interpolation. What the vast majority of people need is a good basic BIG panel LCD TV. If you accept that the REGZA is perfect.
Having upgraded from a 37" upon removing the 40" REGZA from its box I didnt notice the increase in screen size, later I learned to put this down to something that Tosiba has always cleverly insisted on. Black bezels. This makes such a difference. The REGZA actually looks smaller in the room than my old grey 37" Sony, it doesnt stand out like some ugly bland monolith. You only notice the size when its on and you are watching it. Which is exactly as it should be.
Brightness is fine. Glare minimal. Colour reproduction and true black all surpassing anything you could criticise. And there is plenty of connectivity options. 4 HDMI ports. One side facing. SCART. USB slot to utilise the built in image viewer. All the ranks of RCA and optical audio outputs and inputs you would expect.
My point with this TV is simple. Dont be suckered into paying extra for all of these supposed modern extras, that do not work. Youll probably end up turning them off any way. Get a good panel from a respected manufacturer with enough connectivity, sit back, hook up your laptop, your DVD or Blu-Ray player (even both), use the inbuilt FreeView HD reciever and spend the extra money youve saved to hire a choir to mock your friends for buying a bunch of useless acronyms.
Oh and by the way, the remote is one of the simplest and intelligently laid out models Ive seen since the 70s.
Summary: Dont spend extra for useless acronyms. And 3D TVs are useless.
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